Columbian Roulette was well beaten in soft ground at Newbury so a chance is taken on SEA DEFENCE handling the surface. The latter wasn't beaten far when fifth at Kempton on his debut. Think Ahead is another with claims if coping with the ground after an introductory third at Newcastle and a few of the newcomers are worth a second glance. They include Loving Home and Mr Greenspan while the 100,000gns yearling Certificate is another to note. But Archambo is a half-brother to a host of winners that include the very smart Cavalryman and he could prove best of the debutants.
Archambo Shamardal colt out of Silversword.
Authenticity Authorized colt out of Jubilee.
Born To Reign Sir Percy colt out of Oat Cuisine.
Certificate Pivotal colt out of Graduation.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along, reminder over 4f out, progress inside final 2f out, never any chance with leaders, 6th of 11, 18l behind Scrutiny (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Loving Home Shamardal colt out of Fallen In Love.
Mr Greenspan (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of In Escrow.
Rock Charm 66-1 (8-7) Slowly away in rear, outpaced over 2f out, last of 12, 31l behind Pretzel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Sea Defence (USA) 9-1 (9-5) Behind, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, went between horses and stayed on steadily inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Spectre (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Tara's Treasure (IRE) Amadeus Wolf colt out of Bean Island.
Think Ahead 9-4 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, good headway near side halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, went 2nd briefly 100 yards out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Raven Ridge (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.